Fakenham and Wells Crime

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Peter Devonish

A school in Dereham has assured parents that their children are safe after a pupil was found to be in possession of a kitchen knife and another threatened to bring a gun onto school grounds.

Savoury snacks and fizzy drinks were stolen in a burglary at Fakenham Town football club.

Norfolk police

As the nation prepared to honour the fallen, a thief was robbing remembrance.


Norfolk Police is dealing with a challenging set of circumstances due to reductions in the money it gets from central government. Here, chief constable Simon Bailey talks about the main issues the force faces.

Gun owners are being asked to hand over their firearms and ammunition as part of an amnesty.


Thirteen suspects thought to be involved in online child sexual abuse and exploitation have been interviewed as part of a week of action.

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Doorstep salesman have been intimidating residents by becoming aggressive when turned away, it has been warned.


One of the victims of former police doctor Hugh O’Neill has spoken out for the first time after he was convicted of indecently assaulting 13 of her colleagues last year. DOMINIC GILBERT reports.

An investigation by this newspaper into the sexual abuse of female officers by a Norfolk police doctor and the force’s subsequent handling of the case has uncovered a series of fresh revelations.

Simon Bailey

A 42-year-old man has failed to appear in court after being charged with drink driving following a crash into the fence at Dereham Church Infants School.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner, Lorne Green, visited a Fakenham charity, to discuss recently proposed changes to the force.

Lorne Green

Norfolk constabulary is urging the public to display Halloween posters in their windows, informing trick-or-treaters whether or not to knock.

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A shipping container was broken into and tools and equipment were stolen during a burglary in Brancaster Staithe.

Prisoners in a Norfolk jail have been issued with secure laptops, in a move described by the prison inspectorate as an “example of good practice”.

The Mayors of Fakenham and Dereham have expressed concerns over proposals to overhaul policing across the county, which they say could lead to officers being detached from the communities they serve.

George Acheson

Norfolk police have warned trick or treaters about the risk of being perceived as anti-social or intimidating.

Norfolk police

Police are calling for witnesses after arsonists caused criminal damage in two Fakenham parks and vandals damaged the town’s Air Cadet building.

George Acheson

A Norfolk prison is making progress, despite safety concerns following a sharp rise in violence since its last inspection, a new report has found.


Police are investigating reports of ill treatment or neglect of residents at a mid Norfolk care home, which announced its closure on Thursday.

Care Quality Commission

Vandals have attempted to break into the rugby club in Dereham and in the process caused minor criminal damage.

Vandals have caused criminal damage to the headquarters of Fakenham’s Air Cadets, leaving the main door of the building covered in paint and glue, and obstructed by litter and bags of charcoal.

Radical reforms to Norfolk’s police force have provoked a furious response from the union - and a note of caution from the county’s police and crime commissioner.

Lorne Green

Norfolk’s police chief today revealed massive changes to the way the force will run.

Simon Bailey

These are the 13 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from sexual assault to attempted murder.

Norwich Crown Court

A paedophile from Dereham was jailed for more than ten years after his two year old victim became the youngest person to give evidence in a British criminal case.

Norwich Crown Court

A driver was caught speeding at more than 100mph on a north Norfolk road.

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at a town cemetery, a place largely untouched by criminal activity for 150 years.


The first shots fired by Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel sounded like nothing more than fireworks.

Theresa May

North Norfolk homeowners are being warned to be aware of rogue traders operating in the area.

Tom FitzPatrick

Many drivers in Britain would like the drink-drive limit lowered, according to new research.

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